Franklin And Mercer Residents Both Die In Head-On Crash On Route 965

June 2, 2014
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Two drivers both died Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on Route 965.

State Police accident investigators say the crash occurred shortly after 1:30 PM on a curve near Center Church Road in Mineral Township in western Venango County.

The deceased drivers were identified as 75 year-old Wilfred Guth from Franklin, the operator of an eastbound car, and 66 year-old William Forrester from Mercer, who was driving a westbound minivan.  Troopers did not specify the cause of the crash, except to say that the vehicles hit head-on.

Both vehicles appeared to be near-total losses.  Police say the accident investigation is ongoing.

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